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  1. Hudson Taylor (Christian Heroes: Then & Now)

    Hudson Taylor (Christian Heroes: Then & Now)

    Deep in the Heart of China

    Narrator: Tim Gregory
    Runtime: 5.1 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    "Unless God helps us, there is no hope," Captain Morris yelled over the roar of the storm. Hudson Taylor had to agree. Indeed the Dumfries might sink this very day and he would never live to see the shores of China, a land whose people he was certain God had called him to.Hudson survived his perilous maiden voyage to his beloved China. With his heart set in determined obedience to God, and trusting the provision of the One who had called him, Hudson overcame persecution and almost overwhelming personal losses to bring God's truth to the "ripe harvest fields" of China. Today, Hudson Taylor's story continues to challenge and inspire believers young and old to carry the anchoring gospel message, regardless of personal trial or hardships, to those who are adrift and without hope. (1832-1905).
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  2. Great Lives: Esther

    Great Lives: Esther

    A Woman of Strength and Dignity

    Narrator: Kate Reading
    Runtime: 8 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Everyone has a transformation story. Rags to riches. Plain to beautiful. Weak to strong. Esther's story is that, but it is much more. It is a thought-provoking study of God's individual hand, writing silently and unseen across the pages of human history.
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  3. From Pearl Harbor to Calvary

    From Pearl Harbor to Calvary

    Narrator: Karl Choi
    Runtime: 2 Hrs - Unabridged
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    Mitsuo Fuchida was a Captain in the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service who is perhaps best known for leading the first air wave attacks on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Fuchida was responsible for the coordination of the entire aerial attack working under the overall fleet commander Vice Admiral Chuichi Nagumo. After World War II ended, Fuchida became an evangelist, Christian preacher and frequently traveled to the United States to minister to the Japanese expatriate community. He became a United States citizen in 1966. His autobiography was originally released in 1953, and this edition will be published to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 2011.
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  4. Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Trailblazers Series)

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Trailblazers Series)

    A Spoke in the Wheel

    Narrator: Adam Verner
    Runtime: 3.27 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Dietrich Bonhoeffer is one of the heroes of World War 2. Not only did he preach God’s word fearlessly, he spoke and actively resisted the evil of the Nazi regime. Discovered to be one of the people behind the plot to assassinate Hitler he was arrested and eventually martyred. Today he is remembered for his writings, including his letters from prison and commentaries. Not long before his death he was engaged to be married, and this unfulfilled marriage is one of the bittersweet notes to his story.
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  5. I Give Up

    I Give Up

    The Secret Joy of a Surrendered Life

    Author: Laura Story
    Narrator: Jill Blackwood
    Runtime: 5.33 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Most of us long to be in control—of our schedule, our relationships, and our future. Newlywed Laura Story thought she had control over the great life ahead of her. After all, she followed Jesus and had a promising new job as a worship leader. Why would God not want to fulfill her dreams? But when Laura and her husband, Martin, faced a brain tumor, infertility, and a son’s birth defect, she realized she’d been looking for a happiness that comes from circumstances, rather than a deeper joy that comes from God. Again and again, Laura had to surrender her vision for her life so she could embrace God’s vision. And again and again she learned that even in the midst of shattered dreams, God’s plan brought greater joy than she could have imagined. Now the Grammy Award–winning singer-songwriter known for such hits as “Blessings,” “Indescribable,” and “Mighty to Save” shares her powerful story of finding blessing in her deepest pain. In, I Give Up, Laura explores: How to delight in God’s gifts no matter your circumstances. Why waiting on God is a daily decision, not a step-by-step process. The strength we find from meditating on God’s Word. Why surrendering to God leads to reconciliation with others. How the things we consider to be losses are ways for God to display his glory. As Laura writes, she no longer wants to be in control of her life. She wants to be rooted in the God who is in control. I Give Up will help you Discover a deeper life of worship, a fuller life of joy, and a freer life of true surrender as you open your hands to God. And give up.
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  6. My Vertical Neighborhood

    My Vertical Neighborhood

    How Strangers Became a Community

    Narrator: Emily Ellet
    Runtime: 4.75 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    What if our neighbors were our friends? When Lynda MacGibbon moved from a small city in eastern Canada to a high-rise apartment in Toronto, she decided to follow Jesus's famous commandment to 'love your neighbor' a bit more literally. In the past, she would have looked first for friends at her new job or her new church. This time, though, she decided to look for friends among the strangers who shared her apartment building-her actual neighbors in her new 'vertical neighborhood.' In this charming and relatable memoir, MacGibbon tells the story of the community that took shape as neighbors said yes to weekly dinners and a writing group, Christmas morning brunch and even a Bible study. It's a story of the simple, everyday risk of reaching out with love to those around us, and of the beauty and messiness of real human relationships. It's a story of the risks-and rewards-of taking Jesus at his word.
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  7. Patched Together

    Patched Together

    A Story of My Story

    Narrator: Paul Michael
    Runtime: 2 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Brennan Manning reminds us that the freedom and joy of acceptance is rooted in the forgiving love of God. From the beloved author of The Ragamuffin Gospel comes a tender story for anyone who has ever said: "life didn't quite turn out the way I thought it would, but..."
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  8. Illegitimate

    Illegitimate

    How a Loving God Rescued a Son of Polygamy

    Narrator: Jon Gauger
    Runtime: 8.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    The shocking news of polygamous cults has sparked a national dialogue on religious sects. Splintered from and repudiated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, these secretive families exist in an insular world far removed from reality.
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  9. Eternal Security

    Eternal Security

    The Best of C.H. Mackintosh

    Narrator: Dale McConachie
    Runtime: 1.55 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Once a person really admits their helpless, sinful condition and accepts Christ as their Savior, can that person ever lose their relationship with Christ? The difference between Ironsides treatment of the subject is that after making his case for the Eternal Security of the believer, he deals carefully with verses in the Bible which would seem to teach otherwise.
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  10. Exciting Events: Volume 4

    Exciting Events: Volume 4

    Runtime: 2.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    In 1810 a teenage American sailor, Joseph Bates, is abducted by the notorious British press gang. Listen as he is unjustly forced into the King's navy, then escapes only to be seized again. Released six years later, he works as a merchant seaman surviving ocean perils and harrowing storms. Joseph's skill and courage result in his becoming a trusted sea captain. His marine adventures continue, yet Joseph feels the need for faith in his life. Hear the inspiring story of Ida Scudder, a gifted physician/missionary. She could not ignore the needs of India's women who were suffering and dying-kept from receiving the urgent medical care they needed by cultural restrictions. Then travel with us to the early 1700s in Dresden, Germany. Ludwig, Count of Zinzendorf, was of noble birth, and schooled to be a lawyer. Using his influence to help others, young Ludwig believed "no man liveth unto himself." His love of missions and impact for good still resonate today. Great listening for the whole family!
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  11. Lillian Trasher (Christian Heroes: Then & Now)

    Lillian Trasher (Christian Heroes: Then & Now)

    The Greatest Wonder in Egypt

    Runtime: 4.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    When Lillian Trasher (1887-1961) founded Egypt's first orphanage, others thought that a lone American woman with no means of support would surely be killed or starve to death. But Lillian -- certain of God's guidance -- stood by her earlier promise to Him, "If ever I can do anything for You, just let me know -- and I'll do it." In the midst of poverty, war, and deadly epidemics, Lillian faced each day with a heart of trust, modeling the life she hoped her children would someday live in their own homes. During fifty tumultuous years, the Mother of the Nile cared for thousands of desperate children, with unwavering faith that God does indeed look after the orphans.
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  12. Stolen

    Stolen

    The True Story of a Sex Trafficking Survivor

    Runtime: 6 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Sex trafficking is currently a hot news topic, but it is not a new problem or just a problem in "other" countries. Every year, an estimated 80,000 American children are lured into the sex trade, some as young as eight years old. It is thought that up to 90 percent of victims are never rescued. Stolen is the true story of one survivor who escaped--more than once. First recruited while staying with her family at a hotel in Miami Beach, Katariina Rosenblatt was already a lonely and abused young girl who was yearning to be loved. She fell into the hands of a confident young woman who pretended friendship but slowly lured her into a child prostitution ring. For years afterward, a cycle of false friendship, threats, drugs, and violence kept her trapped. As Kat shares her harrowing experiences, readers will quickly realize the frightening truth that these terrible things could have happened to any child--a neighbor, a niece, a friend, a sister, a daughter. But beyond that, they will see that there is real hope for the victims of sex trafficking. Stolen is more than a warning. It is a celebration of survival that will inspire.
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  13. Patrick of Ireland: The Boy Who Forgave (Trailblazers Series)

    Patrick of Ireland: The Boy Who Forgave (Trailblazers Series)

    Narrator: Joe Geoffrey
    Runtime: 2.22 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Saint, Slave or Scholar? Patrick of Ireland is known as all three but who is he really? Let K.C. Murdarasi bring to light the real life of this father of the Christian faith. Kidnapped from his home and family as a young boy you would think forgiveness would have been far from his mind. Yet with God's grace Patrick returned to the land of his captivity where he preached the Good News of Jesus Christ to slaves and kings alike and left a legacy of faith that would last for centuries.
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  14. David Livingstone (Christian Heroes: Then & Now)

    David Livingstone (Christian Heroes: Then & Now)

    Africa's Trailblazer

    Narrator: Tim Gregory
    Runtime: 5.2 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    With the heart of an explorer and the passion of an evangelist, David Livingstone mapped vast, unexplored areas of Africa, sharing the gospel with whomever he encountered. His stamina, perseverance, and dogged determination created the legacy of a trailblazing explorer with an undying hunger to make Christ known wherever his steps led him. David Livingstone's captivating adventures and tireless zeal continue to inspire countless men and women to bring the gospel message of God's love to those souls who have never heard. (1813-1873)
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  15. Shattered

    Shattered

    Struck Down, But Not Destroyed

    Narrator: Frank Pastore
    Runtime: 6.25 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Cincinnati Reds pitcher Frank Pastore stepped onto the mound in Dodger Stadium to throw another fastball—something he’d done thousands of times since childhood. But this time was different. The batter connected and the ball came rocketing back to the mound, shattering not only Frank’s pitching elbow—but also his dream of getting “rich and famous” through Major League Baseball.™
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